If you’re planning to put your house on the market this summer, make sure you read this article all the way through to discover 4 home improvements to make before selling this summer so you can be ready to capitalize on the sizzling summer selling season.
When is the best time to sell? Some would argue that the spring is the best time and the summer is a bit more challenging, with families going away on vacation.
But just because the summer isn’t always the best time to sell doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Here are 4 home improvements to make before selling this summer to increase the likelihood that you’ll sell faster and closer to the price you want to sell for.
Home Improvement #1. Clean Your Exterior
When potential buyers are looking for a home, they want one that will be easy and carefree to look after, and one that they can move into with the confidence that the previous homeowner took care of the home too.Why is it so important to check these off your to-do list ahead of time? First and foremost, it’ll prevent potential buyers from being distracted as they tour your home. Instead of making a mental list of what needs to be fixed, they’ll be able to focus on your home’s positive qualities. You’ll also save time (and money) later by avoiding back-and-forth negotiations over minor repair issues. And doing the repairs yourself, ahead of time, saves you from having to foot the bill for the estimated, and often over-inflated, cost of repairs!
Home Improvement #2. Landscaping
Next, think about landscaping. You don’t have to be extravagant but put in some time to make your home’s exterior look really good.
Turn the soil in the garden and plant flowers, put mulch around each tree, apply a weed killer and fertilizer to encourage grass growth.
Maybe plant a bush or two. Again, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a big impact.
Home Improvement #3. Paint The Exterior
If you’ve owned your home for a while, the paint trim on the doors and windows can fade or chip. A new paint job, which can be quickly applied on a weekend, will have a tremendous upgrading effect to encourage buyers to take a second look at your home.
Home Improvement #4. Add A Deck
This last home improvement might seem like a lot but you can add a smaller deck fairly affordably to your backyard, and it will just make your backyard seem so much more inviting and ready for family barbecues.
Some homeowners might balk at the expense but if it’s the difference between selling now versus selling later, it just might be worth it!
The summer is a pretty good time to sell a house but you can still help to speed up the process a bit by making these 4 home improvements to make before selling this summer. You’ll be glad you did!